Week of Mar. 20th to 24th, 2017

I will try to keep each day’s paragraph about the same length this time.

Monday: On Monday, I listened to Bud, not Buddy again. Then I did a some geometry work for a couple hours, before trying a course on duolingo.com. I really liked it, and I am going to use it for my French practice from now on. I went to Reader’s Workshop and attended a meeting which is apparently training for students to facilitate future ChangeUp meetings. I am looking forward to see how it goes next week.

Tuesday: I listened to Bud, not Buddy again before cooking class. We made salsa and guacamole. I worked on Duolingo until Writer’s Workshop, during which I fell asleep until clean up due to my lack of sleep the night before. I still did Anatomy and Physiology and crossfit.

Wednesday: My mother came in the morning to offer thumbprint art with acrylic paint. After that, I did more test preparation and more Duolingo. At around 13:40 we left to see a school’s production of The Lion King. It was entertaining and rather impressive. There was not a ChangeUp meeting this week.

Thursday: On Thursday I went on a hike to Crowder’s Mountain. It was very fun, yet the obvious danger of stumbling and falling onto a sharp rock (or the cliff, which someone has already done this year) was present in my mind for the later portion of the hike. Going up was strenuous, going down was petrifying, and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. I went to crossfit afterwards and went home physically feeling like a squid in a blender, still happy with everything.

Friday: Today book club was cancelled, so I did more geometry work and went to the second ChangeUp facilitation meeting. Not much happened until clean up, after which I started Blake Boles’ online life course and writing this blog.

Next week the hike is replaced by a trip to the zoo.

Week of Mar. 13th to 17th, 2017

I am slightly rushed right now, because this will be rather long.

Monday: Not much happened until around 11:00, when I took a preparatory test on geometry. I still do not understand a thing, and I will be learning geometry next week as it is likely my worst subject. Shortly after giving up on that, @tessao and @animalfreak9 again tried to teach me some basic gymnastics maneuvers. Long story short, @katecake tried to teach me a kick-over and I collapsed and badly bruised my knee. I ate lunch with an icepack on my knee and played balderdash until @zelda’s birthday celebration.

Tuesday: On Tuesday I attended a reading of Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis before being driven to @melissamulligan’s house for cooking class. It was very interesting and fun, even though there were some loud, crazy moments. Once I got back, I ate lunch, started labeling jenga blocks, went to Writers Workshop, and finished the blocks. There was no Anatomy and Physiology class, and we had @alonalearning’s birthday celebration at the end of the day. I had to wait at crossfit until 18:00 because of scheduling issues. While waiting, I found myself to be rather decent at the science portion of the preparatory test.

Wednesday: In the morning, my mother came in for art and helped everyone make coasters using tiles, Sharpie markers, and rubbing alcohol in pipettes. The scent coming from the room nearly made me want to open a window while it was freezing outside. I went to a meeting about the hike and was disappointed that plans changed. I had lunch and waited until Gratitude Circle and ChangeUp.

Thursday: The hike ended up being at Reedy Creek Park. Due to a change of plans, my mother had to drive. It was very cold, though not as cold as I had planned. We played around at the park and returned to school at 14:30 before an… eventful… car ride and crossfit. No further comment on that.

Friday: Today I watched a talent show orchestrated by @ayan and was amused and impressed by every act. I had lunch and walked around until clean up and writing this.

Spring is starting on Monday, not that the weather corresponds. That was very long and frantic, and I did not add enough emotion and reflection.

Week of Mar. 6th to 10th, 2017

I am using a day planer book to be able to take on more work and make sure I don’t get dangerously unoccupied. Spring break part 1 is over. Crossfit will return next week.

No school on Monday.

Tuesday: Finally back from break, the whole school quickly began reassimilate. Set the week was refreshing, and it was surprisingly easy to carry on as if the break had never happened. Wings spawn point was just as nice, followed by meetings for book club and the summer road trip. After a slightly less exciting Writers Workshop, I organized some bookshelves and crossed that out of my planner just before cleanup.

Wednesday: I had to wake up at 05:30 on Wednesday morning because my brother left for a three-day trip to the Barrier Islands. My mother came in and presented a mandala making/coloring event at 10:00. I organized another bookshelf and organized the yarn in the craft bin. Afterwards, I went to the park and played soccer until Gratitude Circle and ChangeUp.

Thursday: Yesterday I went on a very fun urban hike in central Charlotte. It was filled with stops at parks and wasn’t really that much of a hike at all. Notable moments include walking into a lamppost, being a parasol, and @alobob accidentally running into my hand (and being chopped in the process) so hard that he fell flat and I had to make sure my hand was intact. It was exciting and fun throughout.

Friday: Today I was not feeling very well, but I managed to have Wings spawn point, go to the supermarket to help get the materials for the cooking class, organize another bookshelf, take a test prep, learn a few basic gymnastics maneuvers from @tessao and @animalfreak9, help some woodworking projects, sharpen a few pencils and write this post. I am still feeling worse than I have for the rest of the week, but considering the amazing week I had, that isn’t saying much.

Next week, I will hopefully feel happier.